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Nonlinear Budget Constraints and Estimation: Effects of Subsidized Home Loans on Housing Decisions in Japan


  • Seko, M.


This is the first study to apply to Japanese housing data the econometric analysis of piecewise-linear budget constraints arising from space-linked interest rates. Two models of housing demand are discussed: The first is a Hausman-type model for floor space with random preferences and optimization errors. The second considers joint demand of floor space and other housing quality.

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  • Seko, M., 1996. "Nonlinear Budget Constraints and Estimation: Effects of Subsidized Home Loans on Housing Decisions in Japan," ISER Discussion Paper 0400, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.
  • Handle: RePEc:dpr:wpaper:0400

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    1. Seko, Miki, 2002. "Nonlinear budget constraints and estimation: effects of subsidized home loans on floor space decisions in Japan," Journal of Housing Economics, Elsevier, vol. 11(3), pages 280-299, September.

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    JEL classification:

    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand


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